Does the phrase "Radical Islam" some kind of totemic power in Republican circles? Why does it get so much emphasis? If you say "Radical Islam" three times, does a jihadist lose their forty virgins?
Trump says he's going to keep "radical Muslims" out, but that appears to extent to "all Muslims." Certainly doesn't seem to be any distinction. We're still doing the Muslim ban, I suppose.
How does Trump propose to wage this war on Radical Islam, especially when he's supposedly the anti-interventionism candidate?
Now, I say this knowing the smart people like @Fuuma and @erictheobscure will tell me I'm full of shit...
The issue is there's one narrative saying 99.9% of Muslims want exactly what we want (I recently posted a video with an anti-Muslim, convenient brown spokesperson with a clip of Obama saying just this) and those other ones, the "bad" ones, are members of "radical Islam" and the ones we have to watch out for.
Then there's another narrative, supported by data like the Pew survey, that shows actually 100's of millions of Muslims worldwide fit into the "radical" category by their own self-admission.
These two narratives are mutually exclusive but one of them has some empirical support and the other doesn't.
To the point: one group of folks, led by Obama, greatly under counts "radical Islam." The other group of folks, led by Trump, greatly over exaggerates "radical Islam" to basically include all Muslims. As usual the truth lies somewhere in the middle.
IMO, YMMV, YOLO, TWSS.